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March 5, 2013 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

February 26, 2013
Proclamations and Presentations:
Declare March 2013 as American Red Cross month
Oral presentations by teen advocates and members of the Teen Center Task Force in favor of Teen Center Project

Move former Redevelopment Agency funds into appropriate Successor Agency accounts.

Authorize submission of Project Application for $2,000,000 Teen Center improvements from Measure WW funds. Overall project at Kennedy Park includes Teen Center, Recreation and Family Center, parking and access is divided into four phases. Appropriation will begin the process, but additional funds are required and will depend on outside sources (i.e. grants, etc.).

Removed from Consent:
Resolution appropriation of Proposition 84 grant funds to Decoto Green Street project. Award design contract to Bellecci & Associates.

Public Hearings:
Introduce Ordinance to modify permitted and conditional uses in Industrial Districts. Discussion of existing and grandfathered nonconforming businesses that would like to expand within the Industrial area but will be restricted by new ordinance. Council split on whether this should be explored by Staff or code should be firm in outlining Industrial use areas. Ordinance was approved unanimously, 4-0 (Councilmember Gacoscos absent) but a proposal to direct Staff to explore exceptions for grandfathered businesses failed by a 2-2 vote (Ellis, Navarro - aye / Dutra-Vernaci, Duncan - nay).

City Manager Reports:
Fiscal report of 2012-13 second quarter, Budget to Actual Results July 1-December 31, 2012 and Preliminary Expenditure Projections. Although income is below expectations, expenditures have also been reduced and preliminary projections are relatively stable at this time. Future reports will reveal more substantial information. A troubling aspect for the financial future of Union City is the future retirement of Measure AA and Measure UU funding which will create a very difficult economic scenario. Thought is being given to place an extension for Measure AA on a future General Election ballot.

Adjourn to Closed Session

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Aye (except where noted)
Vice Mayor Emily Duncan Aye (except where noted)
Lorrin Ellis Aye
Pat Gacoscos Aye (absent following Teen Center vote)
Jim Navarro Aye

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